exhibition

Mous Lamrabat
Blessings from Mousganistan

Foam proudly presents Blessings from Mousganistan, an exhibition by self-taught photographer Mous Lamrabat (Morocco, 1983). Beauty and a sense of hope are central to Lamrabat’s work. His work is exhilarating and at times a confronting fusion of his diasporic life, using beauty and humour to create powerful new narratives related to sensitive issues like racism, religion and women’s rights. In Blessings from Mousganistan, the artist shares a message of love through a colourful and eclectic visual experience.

Luv Ryders, 2021 C Mous Lamrabat Loft Art Gallery
Luv Ryders, 2021
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Slow it down, 2017
XRated1 2017 C Mous Lamrabat Loft Art Gallery
X-Rated#1, 2017
Warning 2021 c Mous Lamrabat / Loft Art Gallery
Warning, 2021

About the exhibition

The world of Mous Lamrabat is a place where life is at peace and people are loved, no matter where you are from or where you are going. This is the experience the artist wants to bring across in the exhibition Blessings from Mousganistan: you step into the fascinating utopia the artist has created within the museum walls. He asks and sometimes pushes the viewer to look differently at the images in front of them; he has superimposed his photographs in large lenticular prints or vacuum-pulled portraits around a Nike logo and the McDonalds “M” the artist incorporated into his work. By changing the shapes of well-known symbols and images, Lamrabat deconstructs the notion of 'normal'.

Watch it back: Celebrating Moroccan heritage with Mous Lamrabat - Foam x Pakhuis de Zwijger

Still from talk: Celebrating Moroccan heritage with Mous Lamrabat: Foam x Pakhuis de Zwijger
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This exhibition is made possible with support from Mondriaan Fonds, Loft Art Gallery and Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab.

Blessings from Mousganistan was made possible in collaboration with Loft Art Gallery in Casablanca.

Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and receives a contribution through the Mondriaan Fund from the Ministerie van OCW.

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